QUEBEC CITY – By questioning the legality of Quebec Solidaire’s (QS) “Change Your Address” operation, CAQ staff are trying to give a voice to young people who only want to vote where they live, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois denounces.
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In recent days, François Legault’s party once again turned to Éelections Québec to complain about a fleeting video posted online by Solidarity’s candidate in Rimouski, Carol-Ann Kack, to encourage young people to change their address in order to vote. on your college or university campus.
Flyers inviting 18- to 34-year-olds to do the same were also recently condemned by the CAQ in the Sherbrooke region.
In an interview with our parliamentary office, CAQ CEO Brigitte Legault expressed concerns about what her party says could be a “fraudulent electoral maneuver”. So far, the DGEQ has done nothing but remember that “students do not necessarily acquire their residence within the district of their educational facility.”
“It’s legal,” says QS
“What I see is CAQ staff working very, very hard to push the Québec Solidaire round to ensure that young people don’t vote where they have their home,” responded Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.
He does not see a problem when students change their address for the constituency where they live and study.
“The law is clear: it allows you to change your address to make sure they vote in the correct constituency, the constituency where they live.
They have that option. It’s legal, the DGEQ has never violated the law,” the spokesperson assured in solidarity.
“The decision to accept or not to accept a change of address is taken by the DGEQ authorities,” he reminded. It is neither CAQ nor Québec solidaire, I believe that the people of DGEQ will make the right decisions. »
GND scoffs at CAQ flyers
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois took the opportunity to ridicule CAQ activists who began distributing leaflets imitating Quebec Solidaire leaflets to demonize what François Legault calls “orange taxes”.
“I, the CAQ activists who go around neighborhoods at night and put flyers on people’s windshields, find it quite funny. I don’t think it’s the kind of politics that seduces Quebecers, I don’t think it’s going to change a lot of people’s minds. »
While the CAQ leader defends the use of this type of advertising by arguing that his party needs to inform voters of the threat posed by QS, this type of leaflet does not explain “why we should trust CAQ on the environment, why it is the best way to look after the planet “, remarked Mr. Nadeau-Dubois.